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HOMECOMING KING HITS GAME-WINNER, 56-54
Written by Jim Buchberger   
Monday, February 18, 2013 5:45 PM



AURORA – As if it were scripted by Hollywood, homecoming king Collier Holtegel hit the game-winning basket with 1.8 seconds left for Friday's 56-54 South Dearborn boys basketball victory over Lawrenceburg.

Holtegel, SD's 6'6” senior post man who handles the ball like a point guard, accepted the crown between the jayvee and varsity games. Then he went on to lead all scorers with 19 points as the Knights – 8-11 following Saturday's 57-49 win over visiting Scottsburg - took the rubber match of three games vs. the Tigers.

After Lawrenceburg's Robbie Jackson took a steal all the way to the rim to tie the game at 54-all with 41.2 seconds left Friday, SD coach Rick Shumate called time out with 33 seconds remaining to set the final shot to win it in regulation.

“Some people think that I called some kind of genius play there,” Shumate laughed. “To be honest, our plan was to get him isolated on the blocks and maybe draw the foul. But he came out of the blocks and rolled back to the top.

Last Updated on Monday, February 18, 2013 8:31 PM